|Bellona Hover Tank|
|Manufacturer||HH Complex Beta|
|Engine||Fusion Type 170|
|Communications System||Series XII ComSys|
|Targeting Tracking System||Build IX TTS|
In the late 3060s, under Khan James Cobb's command, Clan Hell's Horses began preparation for a renewed presence in the Inner Sphere. The scientist caste saw this as an opportunity to create a new cavalry vehicle, which they called the Bellona. Designed as a striker and flanker, the Bellona carries enough firepower on a nimble enough frame to keep up with even the fastest-advancing lines.
The original specs called for tracks, but test pilots for the vehicle cited that "speed is armor", which led to the Bellona being redesigned as a hovertank. The vehicle has eight tons of armor to protect the hull and motive systems.
Coming off production lines on Tiber in the Kerensky Cluster, a large number were sent through the long chain of JumpShips to front-line Clusters fighting trials against Clan Wolf in the early 3070s.
The vehicle has been seen in combat operations with variety of factions in Inner Sphere as late as the mid-3130s.
Weapons and Equipment
The main gun is a Type 9 Ultra-Class 10 Autocannon with two tons of ammunition. It is mounted with two Type 14b Flamers in its turret. To deal with unarmored infantry, the vehicle has a pair of Series HL-II Light Machine Guns in its nose and one for each of its left and right sides.
MWDA Dossier for Savoni is incorrect, due to fluff for the JI100 Recovery vehicle in place of the Bellona.
- MUL online date for the Bellona
- Technical Readout: 3075, p. 129
- Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 246
- Technical Readout: 3075, pg. 128
- Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged, p. 102
- Record Sheets: 3075 Unabridged - The Cutting Edge, p. 247
- Technical Readout: 3150, p. 222